Liverpool vs. Arsenal match thread

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Theo Walcott of Arsenal shoots towards goal as Jose Enrique of Liverpool attempts to block the shot during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on March 3, 2012 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Liverpool v. Arsenal
Sunday 2 September 2012, 8:25 am ET
Anfield, Stanley Park, Liverpool
Form: Liverpool LD | Arsenal DD
TV: FSC
SBN's Liverpool web mini-mall: Liverpool Offisde / Anfield Asylum

Arsenal travel up north for today's big match against the Reds of Liverpool, possibly the only fanbase more grumbly than Arsenal's during Friday's transfer window! Arsenal's first two matches this year have been nil nil draws, but that streak is likely to end this morning, because Liverpool are hilarious at giving goals away, but also pretty darn good at scoring them, too (like the two they scored against Manchester City--those were both pretty good).

Come with us after the ol' jump for more!

Arsenal, meanwhile, will be without the services of Wojciech Szczesny, whose rib is still giving him an ouchie. This, in addition to the ongoing injury / reluctance to be used by Arsene Wenger-ness of Lukasz Fabianski, means that we're looking at Don Vito Mannone in goal again this morning. Fingers crossed.

Here are the actual lineups:

Liverpool: Reina; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique; Sahin, Allen, Gerrard, Sterling; Suarez, Borini.

Subs: Jones, Coates, Carragher, Shelvey, Downing, Henderson, Kelly.

Aresnal: Mannone, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Cazorla, Arteta, Diaby, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud, Podolski.

Subs: Koscielny, Martinez, Santos, Ramsey, Coquelin, Gervinho, Walcott.

Community member PSUKegreen made a lineup chart in photoshop; just imagine the Ox where Walcott is, and Mert where Koscielny is:

Feel free to comment on all of the action, but remember: always use a subject line, limit image heights to 300, no links to illegal streams, and above all, be kind and supportive to one another! Thank you, and enjoy the match!

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